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Summer special for Aug-Sept long term. 2018 Holidays open!

Bedrooms 4
Space 86,111 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4 Baths, sleeps 4 couples in comfort.

If you dare to treat yourselves, come live in art, high on a quiet hill top, hidden in the south central side of Sayulita. Villa Piccaso is close to town center, (3 to 5 min walk), without the dust, noise and long walk from north side. Only the sound of ocean waves and songs of abundant jungle life, sooth your senses as you take in the ever changing north coast views. On special days, a huge mountain range appears behind the horizon, like magic.

Enjoy the architectural details of simple whimsical elegance, as they tickle you with surprise, calm you with curves, jazz you with originality, while some, evoke fond memories of your childhood to experience a new. Look out any portal window, 'framing' a new work of art the universe paints for you daily.

You will realize too, the gardens have been designed with the same attention to detail and humor to draw a smile. Shower in nature, while enjoying the vistas of Monkey mountain, or the ¨still life¨ of Iguanas hoping you won't see them in the great tree out back..., and maybe even pick a ripe banana when you are ready to dry off. You may even see rare Woodpeckers ratatat-tating for their young's morsel, or a flock of bright green parrots noisily 'alerting the media' of they're presence during a morning or evening rinse.

From the large upper deck.. wander over, pick a succulent ripe mango for an energy boost. You may need it if you see the waves are standing up nicely, begging you to be they're dance partner just once, with you on board. After all, surfing is one of Sayulita's finest draws.

But alas! No waves for your vigorous morning exercise routine? Go swim laps in the 50´ ¨neck ¨ lap lane of the ¨Picasso head shaped swimming pool. Pistachio PCaso may blush if she sees you are naked, with her huge eyes! Rest in her loveseat ruby red lips, while a jet relaxes a back muscle tightness away. Feel a siesta coming on? Grab a book, and go BE the man or woman in the moon, while lounging and enjoying the ocean or garden views from the moon with a silver lining window. You probably wont read much during the daylight hours, with the spell binding views. But you could at night when daylight is turned off, after enjoying the sunset from the upper roof patio. Twice a year for one week, in April and September, look for the illusive green flash as the sun marches by a valley that frames the ocean.

When the sandman cometh, any cozy room of your choosing will coddle you to sleep, while nature´s new morning surprise out the windows are orchestrated for your awaking. A/C whispers for more comfort if you choose. In the penthouse suite, coffee awaits just around the corner in the outdoor 2nd kitchen/bar area with vistas of Sayulita's beautiful coastlines and jungle mountains that will hold you silent. Listen, and you will hear hints Sayulita is stirring, adding ingredients for your day dawning.

Then it dawns on you, you have not left the house in, How many days? What day is it really? In silence, you may realize for the first time... Ha!, it really does not matter!. Just then, the silence of morning is broken by your house guest laying in the hair of the pool below when calling out, What day is it? You reply in content joy.. who cares!' Because you still don't know, and it really doesn't matter, when you 'live in art'.

Villa PCaso is magic, inside and out.

The house staff can make it more so!

Pepe, ( gardner/houseman, speaks ok English! ), and Kitty,( house maid ), are present daily ( not Sundays), to assist with anything you may desire.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or other special events for a nominal fee. ( great Margaritas, and Guacamole too! )

These two are magicians!

You will see.

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More Details

Tom McElhenney
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2018

About Tom McElhenney

I am a garden designer, and home designer, having won a Design Excellence Award for my first home remodel in Austin Texas in 1987.

I love taking eye sores and turning them into art.

Tom McElhenney purchased this villa in 2003

Why Tom McElhenney chose Sayulita

I bought in Sayulita, after extensive travel up and down the Pacific Coast of Mexico, because it is the best beach pueblo on this coast! I have seen them all since 1980.. It is super convenient to fly in and out of Puerto Vallarta, to anywhere in the world! They weather stays a bit cooler than my other favorite spots to the south, so it is more comfy. I have to have topography with my ocean views, and they are spectacular here!

What makes this villa unique

1st and foremost, The location of Villa PCaso, ( not to rip off Pablo ! ), is one of the best reasons to stay here. ALL other areas of Sayulita are very noisy and dusty and some of the popular areas, like the north side, are afar trek from the town plaza. VillaPCaso is located close in.. high on a hill where the noise is blocked by a lower hill towards town. It is only a 5 minute walk to the plaza and beach, and a 10 minute beautiful jungle walk to Muertos Beach.

2nd, VillaPCaso will magically mesmerize you, coddle you and amaze you with it's curvy designs and special details. After 2 years of rental history, Groups wind up going to town less and just stay in the Villa. Pepe and Kitty will go shopping for you and bring what you want, cook meals, whatever is desired for a better stay. The house, and views will keep you spell bound.

no one ever wants to leave!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tiffany M.

Oregon, United States

Dec, 2010

We had a wonderful stay! The 3 families had plenty of room, the beds and pillows were comfy, the "outdoor" showers were refreshing. Location is ideal and the walk up the hill was good exercise for all of us. We already miss the beautiful ocean/mountain view. We would definitely stay again with a big group.
Dec 2010
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Sayulita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 86111 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) master suite top floor, king bed, Queen size Beds (3) all other rooms have queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (1) we have padded cots.. too
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
NEWLY INSTALLED water purification system. 'Picasso art “ inspired salt system swimming pool in the shape of a head, the neck, a 50’ lap lane. The lips, a love seat with jets. -plenty of off street parking.


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Summer special for Aug-Sept long term. 2018 Holidays open!
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Perfect Family Vacation and New Year's Celebration !!!

  • 5 of 5

Hard to know where to begin and where to end. This vacation surpassed all expectations. The art and detail of this home must be seen in person. It is indescribable. My husband and I and our three adult children were lucky enough to be here for 8 nights. That allowed plenty of time for down days to enjoy the home, mixed in with adventure. When renting a villa, location is key. The hilltop view of this home is unmatched. You are away from the crowds, but just close enough to cruise into town on the Golf Cart! Pepe sets this house apart from the others. His daily presence makes everything so easy! He cooked many breakfasts and dinners, shopped, fixed anything, and connected us with people to make the vacation very personal. We had in house massages, surfing lessons , family photo shoot, guided hike in the jungle, private beach access, all day boat trip,anything we asked for, he found for us. He is a very kind man. Tom was so wonderful to work with . The food in Sayulita is absolutely delicious and we come from spoiled Northern CA. We never made it to all places we wanted - but we will be back! This trip will never be forgotten. The best attribute about Sayulita is the feeling of being apart of very small town and living authentically while there - not in an American Resort amid all Americans eating American food. Villa Pcaso is luxury living while nestled in an amazingly kind, clean, and calm town. Just the right mix of everything. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen, You and your guests were a delight to have!! Please come again soon! 105 discounts for return visits! Cheers! Tom
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Surpassed All Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from one week at Villa PCaso - 4 adults & 6 teenagers. The house is spectacular; the view is amazing; the location is perfect. The cherry on top of this experience was the friendly welcome from owner Tom and the wonderful care from house manager Pepe. I cannot say enough about this property and the overall warm embrace of the entire experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much Cheryl! You and your group were an honor to have as guests! I look forward to your return next year!! Until then Cheers! Tom, Pepeand Canela!
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Durango, CO

Surprise Birthday Party

  • 5 of 5

For my husband's 35th birthday, I planned an elaborate itinerary that included six of his best friends flying in throughout the week leading up to our time in Sayulita. Before settling into chill days in Sayulita, we mountain biked, hiked and ran our way around Jalisco. The grand finale was four days staying at the magical palace of Villa PCaso, which surpassed all photos and expectations. There were eight of us total (three couples and two single dudes), perfect for the villa layout. Lazy mornings kicking it in the pool or doing yoga on one of the many decks were the perfect ways to ease into surfing (or getting pounded by surf). Our days were capped off with Pepe's perfect margaritas on the rooftop patio where we enjoyed expansive views of jungle, mountains, ocean and Sayulita. Pepe was absolutely wonderful, making us feel at ease and cared for throughout our time. His cooking, good humor and willingness to help out with the party planning far exceeded my wildest hopes and dreams and blew our weekend out of the water. He even ordered a cake for the party night! His son, Jose, was a super fun addition to our crew, providing many smiles, big help for Pepe and good Spanish-speaking practice for the rest of us. This clearly is the coolest house on the planet. My only regret was that I didn't ask Pepe to cook breakfast or do margaritas every single night. He's a true gem and I can't sing his praises enough. Thanks, Tom, for opening your mystical home to us! Looking forward to the next!!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Eight friends spent a week at Tom's beautiful house in Sayulita - and it was even better than we could have asked for. Waking up to the most beautiful sunny day, or gazing at the stars and huge moon every night - this has to be one of the best views in town. The rooms are all so comfortable, it felt more like a home away from home than a totally unfamiliar rental house. Pepe is amazing, he made the most delicious octopus and shrimp ceviche we have ever had (and the margaritas sure were tasty). Every morning started with a refreshing dip in the Picasso pool - and the town and Playa de Los Muertos (beautiful, less busy beach) are just a quick jaunt away.

Highly recommend Villa Pcasso - we are already planning our return trip!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee,WI, USA

Gorgeous House, Friendly Staff

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Villa Pcaso and absolutely loved it. The owner and staff are wonderful. We were traveling as a family of 8.. two grandparents, two parents, and four children between the ages of 8-13. We would recommend this house for groups that don't need the fourth bedroom as the one on the lower level is not ideal for folks wanting fresh air and a view. The large glass doors need to remain closed due to being at ground level and there are no windows. Other than that, the top floors are amazing with terrific views on a very nice property. Folks with mobility issues should know they will be needing the golf cart (provided) as the hill gets steep.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shaker Heights, OH


  • 5 of 5

Seven of us from Cleveland spent a week at Villa PCaso over the New Year week. It was

our 30th wedding anniversary and it could not have been better. Tom helped us plan some outings prior to our arrival (go fishing, snorkeling and whale watching with Enrique) and gave us a name for a Taxi service that was always prompt. The house is awesome- see the photos on the website. When at Villa PCaso, we spent most of our time on the patio listening to music, playing games, swimming, eating, laughing and drinking. Each couple had their own comfortable bedroom and private bathroom with outdoor showers. The weather was perfect. We were so glad we were far enough away from the main Plaza to avoid the evening noise but close enough to walk to town or the beaches. Pepe was always available for answering questions and helping us get around. He made one dinner for us and it was truly the best of our visit. Thank you Tom and Pepe for giving us a memorable week. Not sure what we will do for our 40th...

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Debbie! Pepe is truly the heart of VillaPCaso. When we have guests, I am kicked to the curb, so I am not around. For 8 years all reviews sound like yours. Never a negative! And Pepe and I are very grateful! Please return! > Tom
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
puerto vallarta
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
10 minute cab or drive
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
hwy 200
Car: not necessary


( North side of Sayulita is noisy, and a dusty 10 to 15 minute walk to town. from Villa Pcaso? 3 to 5 minutes to the town square, and beaches! )

VILLA PCASO is very close to Villa Amour, and Don Pedro's wedding party facilities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Guest will make the deposit payment, security deposit, and balance directly to my PayPal account using as the account to pay into for VillaPCaso at the time and dates required above.
The rental fee is to be paid directly to VRBO when making first payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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